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Minerva Fairchild, a.k.a. Charlotte, is murder victim Richard Hartley's fiancée, first introduced in Season 1 of Murdoch Mysteries portrayed by Charlotte Sullivan.

Appearances and Mentions

Still Waters

  • Minerva Fairchild is engaged to Richard Hartley, who is found dead in his rowing team uniform. She tells William Murdoch that Hartley had argued with Coach Hamilton Kane of the rowing team. Murdoch eventually finds that Miss Fairchild is romantically involved with Horace Briggs. Briggs was a member of the team until ousted to make room for Hartley. On the night Hartley was initiated into the team, Minerva told him she was breaking off their engagement. Hartley became violent and Minerva fled. Briggs drowns Hartley in a bathtub. Miss Fairchild saw Hartley's body but did not report the crime.
  • Minerva Fairchild is a smoker. Her would-be mother in law, Mrs. Hartley, thinks it beneath a woman to smoke.

The Filmed Adventures of Detective William Murdoch

  • When James Pendrick decides to film a movie at Station House 4, a young lady comes forward to stand beside Pendrick. Murdoch suddenly recognizes her and started to ask, "Are you Minerva Fairchild?" and she says she goes by Charlotte now. During filming for the movie, Pendrick's paramour and leading lady Charlotte Fairchild plays the role of Dr. Ogden, and acts romantically with George Crabtree which quite upsets Emily Grace.


Murdoch Mysteries Recurring Actors and Characters
Daniel Maslany as Detective WattsShanice Banton as Violet HartLachlan Murdoch as Henry HigginsArwen Humphreys as Margaret BrackenreidCharles Vandervaart as John BrackenreidClare McConnell as Effie NewsomeBea Santos as Louise CherryPeter Keleghan as Terrence MeyersPeter Stebbings as James PendrickMatthew Bennett as Allen CleggNigel Bennett as former Chief Constable Giles • Siobhan Murphy as Ruth NewsomeShailene Garnett as Nomi JohnstonStephanie Belding as Nurse SullivanSebastian Pigott as Dr. DixonColin Mochrie as Ralph FellowsJames McGowan as Dr. ForbesPatrick McKenna as Hamish SlorachDmitry Chepovetsky as Nikola TeslaJohn Tench as Alexander Graham BellMartin Moreau as Theodore RooseveltCyrus Lane as Rupert NewsomeCraig Brown as Eddie CrawfordDavid Reale as Mr. ClementsErin Agostino as Nina BloomMouna Traoré as Rebecca JamesJordan Johnson-Hinds as Nate DesmondDylan Neal as Jasper LinneyKristian Bruun as Constable JacksonRichard Clarkin as Chief Constable DavisMichael Seater as James GilliesRothaford Gray as Alderman William Peyton HubbardCyrus Lane as Roger NewsomeGeorgina Reilly as Emily GraceCharlotte Sullivan as Charlotte (formerly Minerva Fairchild)Sean Harraher as Constable WorseleyTamara Hope as Edna Brooks (née Garrison)Giacomo Gianniotti as Leslie GarlandNicole Underhay as Margaret HaileSarah Gadon as Ruby OgdenKate Greenhouse as Sally PendrickStephen McHattie as Harry MurdochGeraint Wyn Davies as Arthur Conan Doyle